Spicy Butter Penne For Two!

Like I said before, I love spicy food and starches. So, naturally, I would try to combine the two together some how. This recipe is super simple and incredibly tasty! Make it for dinner in a rush or an eat in meal with a friend, family member or date! It’s even great without the the crushed red peppers that add it’s spice! Enjoy!

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cook the penne pasta according to the directions on the box
  2. In a small pot on low heat, melt the butter slowly
  3. When butter is melted, add crushed red peppers, garlic powder and basil. Let shimmer until pasta is done. Mixing occasionally
  4. When pasta is done, strain and add back to pot. Sit over extremely low heat. Add salt and pepper to pasta and stir.
  5. Immediately add butter sauce to pasta, take of heat, stir and serve!

Back From Boston

I’m going to be honest. I was a little skeptical about making Boston my vacation destination but the beauty of the city and mass amount of things to do, did not disappoint. In three short days and two nights, my friend Ariana and I were able to accomplish so much. I don’t have nearly enough time to talk about everything we did during out visit but I’ll take you through a few highlights.

New England Aquarium
It was a little sad that my first aquarium experience wasn’t spent with Josh because I did my first zoo visit but I enjoyed myself at the New England Aquarium. They had dozen of adorable penguins, hundreds of exotic fish and a beautiful facility. Ariana and I took our time watching the penguins have the time of their lives.

The Food
Vacation was our excuse (as is anyone else) to pig out. We ate at a lot of places but the two that I loved the most were the original Cheers Bar and South Street Diner. I know I’m a little young to have watched Cheers but I did and it was cool to visit the place it was filmed. I was also really excited to visit South Street Dinner because I saw it on an episode of of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. I more excited to visit it than I was to eat at it though lol.

The City Itself
Historical. Skyscrapers. View of the harbor. Beautiful parks. Endless possibilities. That’s all I’m going to say.

Well, I have a book to finish and I’m working on some new recipes and crafts to share. Later, everyone!

City Hopping!

I’m so excited to be able to go on vacation! It will be the first one in about nine years. I feel weird because it’s my first vacation as an adult. Meaning, I won’t be with my mother or siblings. It’ll just be me and my best friend hanging out in a new city.

So, I’ll be gone from tomorrow, June 21st until the 25th and I’ll be updating along the way. My trip is a little more complicated than my friends because I have to meet up with her but this is how it will go!

June 21st: Philadelphia to New York City
-I arrive at her house some time in the evening. We chill and sleep because we’re up at four the next morning.

June 22: New York City to Boston (Our vacation destination!)
-We leave at four in the morning to catch a 6am bus that will get us to Boston at eleven.
-We arrive and check into The Courtyard Marriot Hotel and have lunch
-At noon we catch a cruise ship in the Boston waters
-At 1pm we visit the Boston Aquarium
-At 4pm we visit Paul Reveree’s House
-At 6pm we have dinner

June 23rd: Downtown Boston
-8am breakfast
-9am Old Town Trolley
-10am Bunker Hill
-12pm Old Town Trolley
-2pm Lunch
-3pm Old House
-6pm Dinner

June 24th: Self Tour of Boston and Back to New York City
-Bus leaves Boston at 6pm and We arrive at 11pm

June 25th: New York City to Philadelphia
-I leave NYC at 6:30pm and arrive In Philadelphia at 8:30pm

Well, I know that seems like a lot for such a short amount of time but we wanted to make the best of the short time we will spend in Boston. Do you have any vacation plans this summer?